Anne Burns has extensive community experience, working as a community midwife before moving into health visiting. In 2008, she became the health improvement lead for maternal and child health, gender based violence and infant feeding.
Under Anne’s current role as a family nurse partnership (FNP) supervisor, she enjoys the privilege of looking after a small caseload, and considers it an honour sharing in these young mothers’ journeys. Her team has been commended locally for the level of service and commitment of nurses in their role.
Being nominated for the Queen’s Nurse title in itself is a great honour for Anne. She feels that the QNIS ethos parallels her own and she sees this as an opportunity to impact on nursing quality, service development, health improvement and ‘flying the flag’ for nursing generally. Interestingly, Anne worked with a Queen’s Nurse during her RGN training.
Anne’s project is in relation to capturing the client voice in FNP as the first cohort of young women and their babies are beginning to graduate from the programme. This will help add to the evidence base for FNP both locally and nationally.
Jackie Dougall, Children’s Service Manager.
Anne continues to strive to improve the outcomes for the families and children (…) with great passion, heartfelt kindness and a sense of humour.